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  • Michael Pinckard or Michael Schulte
  • 1(800) 641-4106

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About Branson Z Fest 2009


Welcome to the event run down for BZF '09!
Each of these items has been designated as a "Suggested Activity" or a "BZF Event". As has been the tradition in previous years, the early days of the week are very loosely scheduled. Although we will provide you with everything you need to enjoy a "Suggested Activity" (IE: Printed guides / State maps / meeting place at the hotel) there will not be an official start or end time to those events. You are free to leave and return (taking whomever you want) at your own pace. Each of the "BZF Events" will follow a published time line and will be lead by BZF team members.
Wednesday – Cruise “The Rock” (Suggested Activity)
Over 60 miles of twists & turns, running over and around famous Table Rock Lake, beautiful views with tons of picture opportunities!

Thursday - “The Peel Ferry” Cruise (Suggested Activity)
Have you ever heard the saying “Over the river and through the woods?” Well here is our best BZF interpretation of that! This cruise is beautiful and offers both driver and passenger a wonderful time! Enjoy hundreds of Ozark Mountain twists and turns, wonderful photo ops, a ride over the lake on the last operational ferry in the state of Missouri and a wonderful detour from everyday life.

Tour of “57 Heaven” (Suggested Activity)
Take our time warp back to 1957 and enjoy discount admission to the "'57 Heaven" car collection. (Two tickets for $10!) This is a wonderful collection of the classic American automobile. Enjoy a walk through the museum and a tour of the lot!

Thursday (Evening) - Club57!
Free Beer? Private Party? Live entertainment? ON-SITE and within walking distance of your room? Yes, Yes, Yes and YES!

Private Party: Club57 opens up for registered BZF attendees at 8:00 (MUST SHOW YOUR EVENT ID TO GET IN THE DOOR BEFORE 11:00) The club reopens to the general public at 11:00.

Free Beer: Voucher given to the first 75 people who show up for one free domestic draft beer.

Food Discounts: Ten percent discount off the price of food from the grill.

Beer Special: Two dollar draft beers all night long.

Two Live Bands:
8:30-10:30: The Underground Blues Division11:00-??:00: PUSH
11:00-??:00: PUSH

Give Away Items:
Provided by:! Almost $500 in give away items: (Must be present at the time of the give away to win.)

* GTR Polished Stainless Steel engine bay bolt kit ($125 Value)
* 350Z Maxground 6 wire chrome mylar grounding kit ($114 Value)
* 2003 - 2006 350Z Polished Stainless Steel engine bay bolt kit ($100 Value)
* 1970-1973 Maxground Chrome mylar ground kit ($100 Value)

Come spend the evening with over a hundred of your closest friends and walk away with some great products from

Event Info
Club 57 - Located ON-SITE : Club reserved for BZF attendees from 8:00-10:00 : Thursday May 28th, 2009 : 8:00PM-?:00AM

Friday (Morning) - Eureka Springs Cruise (Suggested Activity)
This cruise (a favorite among the BZF alumni) is a shining example of the Ozark Mountain back roads. Why take the interstate when you can take scenic back roads to fine food, shopping entertainment in Eureka Springs, AR!

Friday night we will have a few choices for you. Whether you prefer to sit back and relax or you have a need for speed there is a little something for all!

Friday Afternoon (Option One) - Hit the dragstrip. (BZF Event)
Want to see who has the fastest, wildest ride! Join us for some fast times at the IHRA ¼ mile Drag Strip.

Friday Track time: 2:30pm The track will be reserved for "Z's, G's and SX's" for the first few hours Friday afternoon. Then lets see how you stand up to the local competition! This is your chance to see just how fast the old (or new) Nissan really is!

Have you got a buddy that thinks his Z31 will whip your Z32? Ever wonder if the "G" is faster than the "Z"? This is the safe place to find out who is "King of the Hill"! Never been down a race track before? No problem. We will teach you just about everything you need to know. If you do not want the hassle or don't feel comfortable next to some one, we can do single runs just as easily. If you don't feel like you need to prove anything to anyone, we have seating right along the track to support your friends and take photos.

Who do you think has the fastetst car in each class of car? We will be looking for the fastest 1/4mph speed, best reaction time and the best 60 foot time. Later on we will find out who is "King of the Hill"! The current record set for a BFZ entry is an 10.85 by Steve Warner set in 2008. Can that run be beat this year?

Track Rules:

* A helmet is required if your car is quicker than 13.99. We recommend a helmet any time you race. There will be 2 or 3 "track" helmets available.
* Seat belts are required in all cars.
* Sorry, no passengers on the track with out special permission.
* If your car has air conditioning, we ask that you turn it off. Water that has accumulated in the condenser may dump onto the starting when you launch. Often this may be right in front of your own rear tires. So please turn the air off if you are racing. Fuel: "110 octane" and "alky" are available for real race cars.

In Case of Trouble:
There is an air compressor in the bottom of the tower and water on site if you have lost any along the way. Orielly's Automotive is located within 10 minutes from the track - just in case. The track fee will be $15.00 to race and $10.00 for spectators. You can make as many passes as possible.

Friday Evening(Option Two) - Night at the "Drive-In" - (BZF Event)
Don't want to go to the track? Join us for a night at the “Drive-In” that is on site at our new location. Sit back and enjoy a classic movie in the comfort of your Z or from a lawn chair.

Saturday - The “BZF'09 Car Show" (BZF Event)
Do you think you have a great car? Then join us for the car show. We can't wait to see what you have done to your Z over the last year. For those who made it last year, we are returning in 2009 to Area '57! For those who don't yet know about the venue, it is on location, at the hotel, on the Branson strip. According to Missouri traffic surveys, 30,000 people drive by this location everyday! So come and show us your Z!

Car Class Breakdown from 2008:

* S30 (1969 - 1978) 240Z, 260Z and 280Z
* S130 (1978 - 1983) 280ZX and 280ZXT
* Z31 NA (1984 - 1989) 300ZX Naturally Aspirated
* Z31 Turbo (1984 - 1989) 300ZX Turbocharged
* Z32 NA (1990 - 1996) 300ZX NA Coupe and 2+2
* Z32 Convertable (1990 - 1996) 300ZX Convertable
* Z32 Turbo (1990 - 1996) 300ZX Twin Turbo
* Z33 Coupe (2003 - 2008) 350Z
* Z33 Roadster (2004 - 2008) 350Z Roadster
* S13 (1989 - 1994) 240SX Zenki and Chuki
* S14 (1995 - 1998) 240SX Zenki and Kouki (S14 and S14a)
* V35 and V36 (2003 - 2008) 1st and 2nd Gen G35 and G35X cars

BZF'09 Awards (BZF Event)
Now for the good stuff, the awards! Join us for a witty awards ceremony directly following the car show. Come and see who the winners are! This is a great time to see the organizers make fools of themselves while awarding you for your wonderful car!

200 cars expected

Date and Time

Wed May 27, 2009 – Sat May 30, 2009
12:00 pm – 11:59 pm (CDT)

Event Schedule

Times are shown in US/Central time.

Date Time Description
May 27, 2009 12:00 pm May 30th 2009

Location and Map

Dick Clark's Area 57
1700 W. Hwy. 76
Branson, Missouri 65616
United States

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